Women's Center Charter, circa 1971, page 2
III. GOVERNANCE Serving the College at large, the Women's Center is directly respon- sible to Barnard's President and Board of Trustees. It is governed by an Ex- ecutive_Committee which is its policy—making body. Representing the four major constituencies of the Center, the Comittee is composed of three stu- dents, three faculty members, three alumnae, and three administrative staff members. The Director of the Center is an ex officio member of the Committee; she does not vote except to break a tie. The student members of the Committee are elected according to procedures determined by the Undergraduate Association in consultation with the Director. Other members of the Committee are nominated by the Executive Committee of the Center in consultation with appropriate officers of the College: in the case of alumnae members, the President of the Alumnae Association; in the case of faculty members, the Dean of the Faculty; in the case of administrative staff members, the President of Barnard College. Upon the nomi- nation of the Executive Comittee, the President appoints the members for two year terms. Members may serve two consecutive terms. A member who has served on the Committee for four consecutive years may be reappointed only after a lapse of two years. The meetings of the.Committee are always open and the minutes are available to the public. ' The President of Barnard College appoints the Director, subject to Trustee approval, upon the recomendation of a five—person Search Committee of which at least two are members currently serving on the Executive Comittee. The President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, will invite members to serve on the Search Committee. The Director's general functions are to initi- ate programs and projects with the approval of the Executive Committee and to implement the decisions taken by that body. She personally maintains liaison with the Columbia community. She also contributes to good public relations with other institutions and organizations. She and the Executive Committee, jointly or separately, are empowered to form subcommittees which deal with matters of concern to any or all parts of the Center's constituency. These subcommittees report their findings and recommendations to the Director and Executive Committee. The Director is responsible for seeing that these subcommittees include as mem~ bers representatives from groups whose interest is at stake. She has the re- sponsibility and duty of preparing and administering budgets, implementing per- sonnel policies, preparing reports, participating in meetings, and cooperating with other administrators in developing and carrying out programs for the good of the College. . Amendments to this charter require a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Committee and the approval of the Faculty, President, and Trustees of Barnard College.